Hiking: Lambic trail in Beersel, Belgium
Beersel is located in the heart of the Senne Valley. Beer lovers will know what this means: it is the area where Lambic is brewed. There are 11 artisanal Lambic breweries and blenders in this area of which 2 are in Beersel, Oud Beersel and 3 Fonteinen, and 1 is in Dworp, Hanssens Artisinaal.
The area around Beersel is very green and is perfect to explore by foot or bike. A number of hiking and biking trails have been mapped out to let you explore the area.
One of these hiking trails is the Lambic trail, a 16km long walking trail that passes the 3 breweries mentioned above. The walk starts and ends at the visitor centre ‘De Lambiek’ where you can learn more about the interesting and moving history of Lambic beers in Belgium. We started the walk near restaurant 3 Fonteinen in Beersel and had a short stop at the visitor centre for a refreshing beer. It is well-marked with yellow hexagonal signs along the way.
Of course, you have to enjoy a Gueuze of Oude Kriek after your walk. Or like us, during the walk.
The walk brings you through little villages, woods and green fields, with some little hills to conquer from time to time. We really enjoyed the variation of streets and trackways through the woods. Because it is largely flat, it can be deceiving how long it will take to finish the walk. Especially if you stop several times to take pictures.
This walk is definitely worth doing: a walk with a lot of variation in a beautiful region in Belgium. And of course, you can enjoy a well-deserved beer at the end.